21 Mon10.15 A.M
Madras Club
8, Adyar Gate Club Road
R.A. Puram
Chennai 600 028

Please join us for a morning of fun and laughter as we come together for the first IWA meeting of 2019.Lets start this year by strengthening our bonds of friendship and goodwill.
Come dressed in shades of Blue - associated with intelligence,tranquility and courteousness - qualities of the quintessential IWA woman!
Please note this is a members only meeting.


23 Wed 10.15 A.M
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road
Next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600 014
Arts & Handicrafts
Varnam: Colours; an ode to colourful India
Varnam is a multi-award winning social enterprise that has been working with artisans in Channapatna for over six years.
Our speaker Karthik Vaidyanathan, the founder of Varnam, hails from the Chettinad region of South India. Born and brought up in Mumbai he currently resides in Bangalore. An Engineer-MBA by qualification, Karthik has no formal training in design.
 Varnam was born in late 2011 during Karthik’s trip to Mysore enroute Channapatna. The colourful toys of Channapatna left him fascinated
and created in him, an urge to learn more about the craft. Karthik’s endeavor is to merge his aesthetic sensibilities and design philosophy into traditional crafts. His thought is to reorient our crafts to the modern context by ensuring that each design has a utilitarian value in the present times. The result is a series of designs interpreting this two hundred old toy-making craft in the home and lifestyle space that includes lighting; kitchen, dining and bar accessories; children’s room d├ęcor and toys.


29 Tue 10.15 A.M
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road
Next to Corporation BankRoyapettah,
Chennai 600 014
 Chutney Chatter
As we all know, there are so many types of chutneys prepared in India which are traditional not just to our own homes but even the community we come from. With great pleasure, we invited a few of our very own members to share a chutney recipe which is unusual in their kitchen.
In the festive spirit and one for sharing joy, join us in learning some new chutney recipes which the ladies will proudly share, so we can try them out in our own homes.
Looking forward to sharing chutney recipes and chatter with you.
Hope you will join us for this wonderful morning.


31 Thu 10.15 A.M
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road
Next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600 014
“What I am Asking is Fairness tothe Athlete.” - Varsha Gautham
Varsha Gautham is the youngest Indian to win an Asian Games medal, at the age of 16, in 2014.A bitter court battle almost forced Varsha Gautham to quit the Asiad this year, but perseverance helped her to tide over the crisis and
clinch a silver medal in sailing at the Asian Games.It was a tough time for her. On numerous occasions the thought occurred to her as to whether she would make it. She always had the belief that she could win a medal, but the hardest part was to actually get to be a part of the Indian squad to the Asiad.Trials and tribulations of an athlete is little known to us. 
Varsha is in conversation with Gita Chandrasekaran, sharing her experiences with IWA.